I am a researcher and educator located in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Starting in January, 2019, I will be teaching Physical Geography at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC, located on the unceded and overlapping territories of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples. ‘Unceded’ means that these lands were never ceded to settler colonials through war, treaty or surrender. I love British Columbia and its human and physical geography, and I am grateful to be able to work, live and play in this awe-inspiring landscape.
My research interests are wide-ranging. Broadly, I am interested in a range of surface processes and the methodologies and technologies we can use to understand them. As a Geographer, I am interested in intersections between processes; the intersections between biophysical processes with each other, between biophysical, technological and social processes, and between the scales at which these processes operate. My specific research foci are outlined under ‘Research’, but I am currently focused on the surface hydrology of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the disciplinary history of the study of geomorphology broadly called ‘landscape evolution’, equity and diversity in the Geosciences, and the political/social context and power of science. I have a research background in fluvial geomorphology, a strong technical skillset in remote sensing, geospatial analysis, geomorphic field techniques, and data analysis.